About Dreyer

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Carl Theodor Dreyer is the most important director in Danish cinema. In international film history, too, he ranks as one of the greatest artists of all time. See for example:

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Here you can read about Dreyer's actors and actresses, his creative co-workers and other people who have influenced his films and career. See for example:

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Throughout his long life, Dreyer was a familiar guest at various organizations and companies, among others, Decla-Bioscop, Société Générale des Films and Dagmar. See for example:

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Dreyer is known for his meticulous research and his eye for detail. In two articles Dreyer's working methods are discussed by film professionals, who have worked closely with him. The accusations implying that Dreyer was a sadistic director are amplified in a longer article. See:


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Where did Dreyer's interest lie? What themes and subjects did he place under his magnifying glass? Dreyer's conception of Christ and his engagement in the Jewish question is elaborated on in two articles. A sociologist has viewed "Gertrud": What significance does it have for woman today? See:

 

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Read about Dreyer's techniques, camera movements, image composition, light and all that constitutes his visual style. One scholar considers Dreyer as a sculptor and examines his short film "Thorvaldsen."
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